I will never be without my laptop computer! I have officially become spoiled by camping out in my bed to use it! My Dell desktop was on its last leg so it became a necessity to get a new computer so the laptop was what we got. I did not need any bells and whistles as I primarily use the computer to check e-mails and do projects/generate paperwork for my son's school. Best Buy happened to have a wonderful deal so I got this computer although it has more memory than I needed. This has 160GB hard drive, reads and writes dual layer DVDs and CDs, has light scribe disc labeling technology (when you copy your DVDs/CDs, you can personalize that disc with pictures from My Computer-it is pretty neat!), and has Windows Vista Premium just to name a few of the features, The screen is 15.4" widescreen and looks wider than what it is. I had never used a laptop before so it took a few times to get used to the mouse but it was easy to do. The resolution of the computer is so "crisp" and bright and the laptop itself is pretty lightweight . For the money that we spent, we really did get a lot of nice features.